The Dovekeepers

by Alice Hoffman
Based on real events, a story of four amazing women, living at Masada during the Roman siege, where Inhabitants killed themselves rather than surrender to Roman forces  The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.  #historical fiction, #reading, #books to read, #books

Praise For This Book

"Beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature." -Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate in Literature

"I am still reeling from THE DOVEKEEPERS-from the history Alice Hoffman illuminates, from the language she uses to bring these women to life. This novel is a testament to the human spirit and to love rising from the ashes of war. But most of all, this novel is one that will never be forgotten by a reader." -Jodi Picoult, author of Sing You Home

"In her remarkable new novel, Alice Hoffman holds a mirror to our ancient past as she explores the contemporary themes of sexual desire, women's solidarity in the face of strife, and the magic that's quietly present in our day-to-day living. Put The Dovekeepers at the pinnacle of Hoffman's extraordinary body of work. I was blown away." -Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed

"Hoffman makes ancient history live and breathe in this compelling story... This is both a feminist manifesto and a deeply felt tribute to courageous men and women of faith, told with the cadence and imagery of a biblical passage." -Booklist

"Hoffman births literature from tragedy... a story of strong, intelligent women wedded to destiny by love and sacrifice... intriguingly complex... An enthralling tale rendered with consummate literary skill." -Kirkus Reviews

"The women, each with her own secrets and talents, powerful lovers and magical spells, soon develop a loyalty so fierce that they are willing to sacrifice everything for each other and the children they are entrusted with. Hoffman can tell a story and knows about creating compassionate characters."

-Publishers Weekly "Ambitious...the suspense...keeps you barreling forward...THE DOVEKEEPERS pack[s] a timeless emotional punch." -Elle a book....Praise for thia book....Praise for thia book....Praise for thia book....Praise for thia book....

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